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How to remove a Office 365 group or distribution group with PowerShell

Deleting a Office 365 group through the admincenter

Browse go to https://admin.microsoft.com - Select left at Teams & Groups -> Active Teams and groups

Select the team you wish to delete -> press delete


Delete a Office 365 group through the Exchange Control Panel

Browse To the Exchange Control Panel: http://outlook.office.com/ecp

Select groups and delete the Office 365 group.


Login at PowerShell Azure AD

Tutorial: How to install Azure AD preview module with PowerShell

Open Powershell as administrator


Install the PowerShell module from Azure AD

Run the following line in PowerShell:

install-package -Name AzureAD

Connect to AzureAD via PowerShell


Retrieve all deleted Office 365 groups

Through this command you can retrieve all Office 365 groups:


Delete a Office 365 Group with Powershell - hard delete

Copy the ID after the get command and place ddit after -ID as in the screenshot below.

'Remove-AzureADMSDeletedDirectoryObject -Id 199e5c7....'

Also read

Getting Started Powershell for managing Microsoft 365
How to manage Microsoft Teams with Azure Cloud Shell
Tutorial: How to create and manage Microsoft Teams via PowerShell?

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